In this blog series “Takin’ a Break With” we sit down with different employees here at Smith Micro Software and get to know them a bit better. We’ll discuss all things from what they are currently working on at Smith Micro to what their favorite break time snack is! Hope you enjoy getting to know… Read More


McCoy Buck is a Freelance animator making animated tutorial videos for clients using Anime Studio and a full-time instructor on Udemy teaching 1200+ students Character Design MADE EASY in Anime Studio Pro. He also has three YouTube channels dedicated to teaching other Anime Studio users – tips, tricks and techniques, with step by step tutorials, as… Read More


We asked Jake Zhang, animator, designer and illustrator and creator of the Anime Studio Music video “USB,” to tell us how he creates animated music videos. He shares his method with us in 5 quick and easy steps. I’ve used Anime Studio since 2011, back when I first made “USB.” Anime Studio is my favorite program for making animation.… Read More


We asked Ryan Cooper, award winning director, artist, animator and all around funny guy, to tell us how he started his successful Kickstarter project for his new animation Sasquatch & Son. I know that starting your own kickstarter campaign can be a bit daunting. I mean what’s more nerve wracking than sending your own precious… Read More


Doug Craven, “The Crave” to his students, is the Communication Technology instructor who developed and runs the Animation and New Media Specialist High Skills Major program at Anderson C. V. I.  in Ontario, Canada. He uses Anime Studio Pro in his classroom and in his own animations. This blog follows on from his first in… Read More


Doug Craven, “The Crave” to his students, is the Communication Technology instructor who developed and runs the Animation and New Media Specialist High Skills Major program at Anderson C. V. I.  in Whitby, Ontario. He uses Anime Studio Pro in his classroom and in his own animations. We ask him to tell us why he… Read More


Try these 4 quick and easy steps to start creating animations with Anime Studio! 1. Create Art or Import Content. Make your own characters and objects with intuitive vector-based, draw, pain and fill tools. Easily import artwork or video from popular graphics programs or use pre-built content. 2. Animate Quickly with Bones. Just point-and-click to create… Read More


As a part of this week’s theme, how to create animations, Smith Micro has chosen to interview South African artist Benjamin Mitchley. We asked him to tell us his story and how he got started creating animation with Anime Studio. I have always been intrigued by animation from a young age. As a Fine Artist, I’ve always experimented… Read More


Smith Micro is welcoming Toon Boom users to the Anime Studio family, with our special Toon Boom Trade-In program. Trade-in your Toon Boom product and we will give you a 66% discount. We interviewed long time Animator and Character Designer, Squeaky Dave who made the switch and is ecstatic about the change! Squeaky Dave started using Toon Boom… Read More

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